Otto Porter Jr.: Phoenix Suns 2013 NBA Draft profile

June 7th, 2013 · 19 Comments

Strengths Versatility may not be what a fan base craving a go-to scorer wants to see, but Porter’s brand of the quality is more dominant than the average do-it-all athlete. Porter can score (16.2) points, and does it well (48 percent shooting from the floor, 42.2 percent from deep. He can rebound (7.2 rpg). He’s […]

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Alex Len: Phoenix Suns 2013 NBA Draft profile

June 5th, 2013 · 32 Comments

Strengths Like current Suns center Marcin Gortat, Len is a European-born big man. Another similarity between the two? They’re the tougher versions of Euro big men that NBA franchises have fallen in love with over the last decade. Len carries evidence of that in the form of a walking boot, the result of ankle surgery […]

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Kendall Marshall’s rookie year ended better than it started

May 21st, 2013 · 7 Comments

When the Suns spent last year’s lottery pick on Kendall Marshall, many thought he would — at worst — be the backup point guard to Steve Nash or, later on, Goran Dragic. Instead Marshall struggled, to the point journeyman Sebastian Telfair beat him out for the job. Outside shooting, it turned out, wasn’t the only item on […]

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Jared Dudley sees role reversal, plateau in production

May 20th, 2013 · 9 Comments

When Phoenix traded Boris Diaw to Charlotte for Jason Richardson back in 2008, it received Jared Dudley as an extra throw-in as part of the deal. What the Suns didn’t know: they were getting was someone with a chip on their shoulder. An edge. A bit player intent on proving he was more than that. […]

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Barkley ‘auditioning’ for Suns GM job, Shaq says on TNT

May 2nd, 2013 · 22 Comments

Shaquille O’Neal waited until the very end of Inside the NBA to drop the bomb, when only die-hard NBA and TNT crew fans were still watching. Barkley, O’Neal said, was “auditioning” for the Phoenix Suns general manager job. The Big Spoiler managed to sneak in the words amid his sometimes unintelligible voice, a few words […]

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Denver Nuggets 118, Phoenix Suns 98 — Unmerciful end

April 17th, 2013 · 17 Comments

It’s over. The 2012-13 abomination in Suns history ended Wednesday night with the same mix that got Phoenix to such historic lows in the first place. There was the lack of star power when the game mattered, followed by encouraging numbers by young players and bench warmers in meaningless minutes. There was the Suns’ new […]

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